lisa_hayes
President & CEO

email: lhayes@accokeek.org

  • Best Accokeek Memory

Celebrating with Pride on the Potomac – quite an adventure having the Pride of Baltimore docked at the Fishing Pier!

  • Favorite Part of the Farm

I love visiting the animals. And sitting on the boat dock, listening to the Potomac River and admiring the view of Mount Vernon.

  • If I could be one of the farm animals…

Hmmm….a sassy hog.

Lisa became President of the Accokeek Foundation in October 2011, bringing with her more than 20 years experience in arts administration, educational theater, oral history and museums. She is co-chair of the Potomac River Heritage Tourism Alliance and serves on the National Park Service’s Indigenous Cultural Landscapes Team. She conceived and continues to lead the Foundation’s Piscataway Cultural Landscape Initiative, which she has highlighted at several national conferences. In 2012 she was one of 18 museum professionals from around the world selected to participate in the Noyce Leadership Institute. In 2011 she was a recipient of an American Antiquarian Society Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers. Before receiving her doctorate in American Studies from the State University of New York at Buffalo, she was a professional actress and playwright and continues to practice her craft when time allows. With composer/lyricist Joan Cushing, she wrote”Breast in Show,” a musical about breast cancer. Her play “Bedside Manners” on doctor/nurse communication was recently published by Cornell University Press, and her new solo performance “Finding the Light” was featured at an international conference in The Hague.